World Plumbing Day (WPD) is an international event on March 11 every year, initiated by the World Plumbing Council as a means of highlighting the important role plumbing plays in the health, safety and sustainability of our community.
Did you know that 1.1 billion people lack access to a safe clean water supply and 2.6 billion do not enjoy the use of effective sanitation systems? The tragic result is 3.1 million children die each year as a result of diseases that could have been prevented if only the children had access to basic facilities, according to the World Health Organization. There is nothing more important than clean drinking water and good basic sanitation to keep the world and the people who inhabit it healthy.
The safety and abundance of drinking water is, of course, a concern for most people all over the world, but what is not often emphasized is the work the plumbing industry contributes every day to alleviate these concerns. We wish to bring a better understanding of the largely misunderstood role plumbers play in keeping folks safe and healthy each and every day.
History shows that great leaps in humankind’s advancement — both physically and socially — have been tied to advances in plumbing technology.
Some Quick Facts About Healthy Water (from http://water.org/water-crisis/water-facts/water/)
- More than 3.4 million people die each year from water, sanitation, and hygiene-related causes. Nearly all deaths, 99 percent, occur in the developing world.
- Lack of access to clean water and sanitation kills children at a rate equivalent of a jumbo jet crashing every four hours.
- Of the 60 million people added to the world’s towns and cities every year, most move to informal settlements (i.e. slums) with no sanitation facilities.
- 780 million people lack access to an improved water source; approximately one in nine people.
- The water and sanitation crisis claims more lives through disease than any war claims through guns.
- An American taking a five-minute shower uses more water than the average person in a developing country slum uses for an entire day.
- Over 2.5 X more people lack water than live in the United States.
- More people have a mobile phone than a toilet
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